I’m currently sitting in one of my favorite theaters in Denver, The Mayan. It was built in 1930, when theaters were not just about showing films, but creating an atmosphere. In the mid-80s it was nearly demolished, but fortunately it was saved by a group called “Friends of the Mayan.” It was soon restored to its former glory.
Now the theater mostly plays indie and foreign language films. Today I’m here seeing “Short Term 12”. The film is getting great reviews, so I’m pretty excited to see it. But no matter what film I’m seeing, it’s always great to sit in this old theater and imagine what it was like in the golden era of Hollywood.